Vegetarian Recipes

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Entries from May 2009

Roasted Vegetable Terrine

May 28th, 2009 · No Comments

This layered jellified curiosity comes from Gregg (Beefy beefy mushrooms) Wallace’s book ‘VEG!!!‘. The exclamation marks are mine of course.

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Starter

John Hurt’s Salami Face

May 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Is it me, or is that John Hurt’s lovely face in a piece of his own salami? It’s either a minor miracle, a vanity project, or the designer working on the ‘What’s in your basket?’ feature in this Sunday’s ‘Observer Food Monthly’ was a bit bored and decided to counterbalance Dr John Briffa’s usual pessimistic […]

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Tags: Stuff

Loss in Translition 2

May 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Fill the raw cannelloni, as they are in the box without boiling them. (The stuffing must be cold). On the bottom of the empty bakepan strew tomato sauce. The cannelloni, as they are settled in the bakepan on one layer, strew above fluid tomato sauce in order to counterbalance the interior expansion with the outer […]

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Tags: pasta · Stuff

Cucumber Soup No.2 with Wasabi Pea Relish

May 10th, 2009 · No Comments

As you might have guessed, I got a job lot of cucumbers from the market – three eye-wateringly large shafts of Cucumis Sativus for a credit crunching quid. Unlike the previous version, this soup is entirely prepared in the blender and requires no cooking – just a blender.

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Cucumber Soup No.1

May 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Funny how you wake up one morning and decide that the thing you want to do most in the world (ever) is to make cucumber soup. Maybe it’s a form of neurosis that all food bloggers share and perhaps writing these blogs is a therapeutic, legal and relatively harmless outlet for our collective obsession. Who […]

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Tags: Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Natural Hydration Council

May 6th, 2009 · No Comments

An idle few minutes waiting for a tube found us pondering a poster championing the now unfashionable consumption of bottled water and sponsored by a quasi-official sounding organisation going by the name of the ‘Natural Hydration Council’. We are both big fans of the ersatz scientific ‘research’ body such as Laboratoires Garnier or The Institute […]

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Tags: Rant

Welsh Rarebit

May 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Spelled rarebit. Pronounced rabbit. Tastes delicious. Incidentally this cheesy delight can also be used in the construction of an Illinois delicacy known as a Horseshoe Sandwich (aka Freedom Sandwich). To make one simply take a thick slice of toasted bread and top with a quantity of cooked meat (hamburger/deep fried pork tenderloin/chicken/etc.). Next cascade with […]

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Tags: Brunch · cheese · Snack

Raspberry Vinegar

May 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with raspberry vinegar when I started making this, although I’ve since heard tell that among other things it can be mixed with equal parts sugar syrup and diluted to make a refreshing summer drink much enjoyed by Jane Austen and various other Regency types.

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Tags: Uncategorized

Yoghurt – A Work in Progress

May 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

The making of yoghurt has been the most exciting discovery in the yumblog kitchen since the finding of a forgotten and unopened Kellogg’s Variety Pack at the back of the cupboard. There are a multitude of techniques for transforming milk into yoghurt, but our objective was always to do it with the least amount of […]

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Tags: Vegetarian

Mediterranean Vegetable Pie

May 3rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

There’s that fork again.

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Snack · Vegetarian

Tuna & Red Pepper Empanada

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

I came across this recipe in last month’s Wa’ro magazine and it looked so tasty I had to give it a try. It also gave me the opportunity to photograph it alongside this stylishly knackered old fork which I bought recently in a charity shop purely for use as a prop. Everybody’s doing it – […]

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Tags: Baking · Fish · Main Course

Linguini with Prawns and Roasted Almonds

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

‘I can’t be in love if it’s plastic to live on my own just seems tragic but we’ll raise our swords high when our day comes you thought it was gold but it was bronze so, get here in time when our day comes you thought it was gold but it was bronze’ If this […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Griddled Spring Onions with Harissa

May 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here’s a simple spicy little snack/starter from Gregg ‘beefy beefy mushrooms’ Wallace.

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Tags: Side Dish · Starter · Vegetarian

Sweet Pickled Watermelon Rind

May 1st, 2009 · 6 Comments

Who’d have thought you could pickle and eat watermelon rind?

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Tags: Pickles · Preserves · unusual foods · Vegetarian